1/21 – For Faculty: In-Person Learning and Continuity of Education

January 21, 2022 Dear Colleagues, I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you of our policy of providing students with “continuity of education” as we continue to navigate the ongoing realities of COVID-19. On Monday, we return to campus for in-person instruction with the expectation that student attendance will fluctuate, either because of illness…

1/19- Updated COVID-19 Testing Requirements for (Non-boosted) Faculty and Staff

DT:      January 19, 2022 TO:      USC Faculty and University Staff FR:       Felicia A. Washington             Senior Vice President, Human Resources Sarah Van Orman, MD, MMM, FACHA, Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health             Division Chief for College Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC RE:       Updated COVID-19 Testing Requirements for Faculty and Staff In…

1/18- Working Group on IFC Culture, Prevention, and Accountability Update

Dear USC Community,  I am writing to provide an update on actions needed to resume Interfraternity Council (IFC) social activities. In the Fall, the Working Group on IFC Culture, Prevention, and Accountability was established and charged with: Looking at long-term strategies for improving the culture, enhancing accountability, and addressing systemic challenges within IFC chapters.  Developing short-term guidelines…

1/18- Important Title IX and OCR Resolution Agreement Updates

Dear USC Community, I write to update you on several important matters related to Title IX and the University’s commitment to maintaining an environment free from discrimination and harassment. Below, please find updates in the following areas:  Notice of Non-DiscriminationPolicy on Prohibited Discrimination, Harassment, and RetaliationCentralized Reporting DirectiveUpcoming Supervisor File ReviewNext Steps Notice of Non-Discrimination…

1/12 – Interim DPS Organizational Leadership

To:                  USC Community From:             Erroll G. Southers Associate Senior Vice President, Safety and Risk Assurance Date:               January 12, 2022 Subject:          Interim DPS Organizational Leadership As the spring semester begins, I am pleased to announce the following interim Department of Public Safety (DPS) organizational changes, effective on Thursday, January 13. As previously announced, John…

1/7/22 – Spring Semester and Omicron

January 7, 2022 Dear USC Community,Spring semester brings new opportunities, new classes, and a return to the academic year with a fresh start. We look forward to seeing our students back on our campuses. Although this beginning of 2022 coincides with a challenging phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are marshaling all our resources to…

1/5 – Updated Masking Guidance for Campus Environments

 DT: January 5, 2022  TO: USC Faculty and University Staff  CC: USC Students  FR: Deona Willes, MPH, CLS, Executive Director  USC Environmental Health and Safety  Sarah Van Orman, MD, MMM, FACHA, Chief Health Officer, USC Student Health  Division Chief for College Health, Keck School of Medicine of USC  RE: Updated Masking Guidance for Campus Environments …

1/3- Appointment of Erroll Southers as Associate Senior Vice President of Safety & Risk Assurance

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Erroll Southers to the newly created position of Associate Senior Vice President of Safety & Risk Assurance, effective January 3, 2022. Dr. Southers will report to me and be responsible for overseeing the Administration Division’s safety departments – the Department of Public Safety (DPS), Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S),…

1/2- Reminders—Testing for Spring 2022

As Winter Break comes to a close, we expect many individuals are preparing to return to campus for work and other scheduled activities on Monday, January 3. While USC Housing will open as scheduled, please remember that the first week of classes will be conducted remotely and in-person instruction will resume Tuesday, January 18. Students who are returning…